This book is founded on the idea that ‘becoming’ is the most useful defining concept for a new ‘professional’ class whose members understand that development in their working lives is an open-ended, lifelong process of refinement and learning. In a world where being a ‘professional’ is an increasingly indistinct notion and where better education and technology are challenging ‘professional’ norms, it is imperative that we no longer think in terms of an exclusive, ‘Anglo-American’, knowledge-rich class of workers. Exploring the implications of this insight for professions including nursing, teaching, social work, engineering and the clergy, this volume aims to encourage informed debate on what it means to be a ‘professional’ in this globalised 21st century. The book argues that ‘becoming’ a professional is a lifelong process in which individual professional identities are constructed through formal education, workplace interactions and popular culture. The book advocates the ‘ongoingness’ of developing a professional self throughout one’s professional life. What emerges is a concept of becoming a professional different from the isolated, rugged, individualistic approach to traditional professional practice as represented in popular culture. It is a book for the reflective professional.
Genre: Education, Editor: Springer Science & Business Media, Pages: 262 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9789400713789


This clear and concise study guide provides sample examinations and guidance for counsellors who wish to become certified by either the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education (CACREP) or the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the major counsellor accreditation institutions in the United States. This Second Edition brings up to date the names of key organizations, and adds new information relevant to changes in the counsellor certification exam.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 232 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781452264790


Using stories to illustrate points, thiis book will change the way you approach your work and your life.
Genre: Self-actualization (Psychology), Editor: Global Thinking, Pages: 328 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0985196408


SMEs need to become more sustainable. To reach such a goal they also need to become more professional in their outlook and approach. In this way they may be able to deal with the instability, complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty of change; and to cope with the ever increasing pressures brought by change. After outlining what is meant by sustainability and professionalism, some strategies for how SME owner/managers might become more professional by focussing on the development of their own, and their employees, so called soft skills are offered. The author draws from a range of theories to support the argument.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Xlibris Corporation, Pages: 215 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781479762408


Becoming the Professional Woman is a dynamic compilation of tips from 25 successful, professional women, with such topics as interviewing skills, financial management, etiquette, wardrobe organization, self-esteem, non-traditional occupations, and much more. Ideal for young women entering the workforce, and for more experienced women who are changing careers.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: , Pages: 320 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 159598027X


Master-certified life coaches with the Institute for Life Coach Training, founded by Williams, introduce life coaching as an "operating system" for helping people navigate life transitions. After reviewing the history of this new profession, they discuss the skills entailed; distinctions between coaching, consulting, mentoring, and therapy; defining/refining life purpose; and dealing with obstacles by developing "flexible optimism." Chapters drawing on eclectic sources (e.g., poets, psychologists, The Purpose-Driven Life) include frequently asked questions, exercises for both coaches and clients, and resources.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: W. W. Norton & Company, Pages: 349 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0393705056


An additional 52 wildlife professionals describe the work of the profession.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: JHU Press, Pages: 232 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781421423067


Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional is an inspiring introduction to the world of early childhood education, preparing the teachers of tomorrow to reach their full potential in their schools and communities. Written by a diverse and experienced author team (Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Wanda J. Roundtree-Henderson, and Alicia Valero-Kerrick), this text engages readers to connect contemporary educational and developmental theory and research to developmentally appropriate practices and applications that are easily implemented in the classroom. In response to today's ever-changing educational environment, the text focuses on both the importance of taking personal and professional responsibility, as well as today's issues in diversity—from supporting children with exceptionalities to supporting children and families in broader cultural contexts.
Genre: Education, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 576 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781483320687


An engaging way to cover ethical choices in counseling settings This guide will take readers on a wide-ranging tour of ethics—covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of providing sound, ethical care. In addition to invaluable information, this book provides access to chapter objectives, candid case studies, stories from both students and counselors, questions for reflection, and student discussion activities. Coverage goes beyond a laundry-list approach to rules of conduct, and plumbs the philosophical roots embedded in today's professional codes. Engaging case studies explore how ethical rules and principles apply in various real-world settings and specialties. After covering ethical philosophies, codes, and standards, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional further discusses: The helping relationship from beginning to end Confidentiality and trust Boundaries, roles, and limits Assessment: peering through the right lens Research, efficacy, and competence John & Rita Sommers-Flanagan have written an exceptional resource that considers both the process and the content of making ethical choices as a counselor or psychotherapist.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 432 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781119087878


Written in an informal and engaging style, Saving the Earth as a Career is an ideal resource for students and professionals pursuing a career in conservation. The book explores the major skills needed to become an effective conservation professional by offering useful advice on a range of topics. Chapters include: Is this the right career for you? Designing a program of study Designing and executing a project Attending conferences and making presentations Writing papers Finding a job Making a difference Saving the Earth as a Career 2e is a friendly, accessible guide with a global perspective for anyone interested in becoming a conservation or environmental professional, and teachers will find this an invaluable resource for university students at all levels.
Genre: Science, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781119184805